Jihadist group says holding kidnapped Romanian

North African jihadist group Al-Murabitoun said it was holding a Romanian mineworker who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso last month, in an audio message released Monday by Mauritanian media.

Romanian worker kidnapped from Burkina Faso mine: Security sources

Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a Romanian security guard from a mine in northern Burkina Faso and fled with him towards the border with Mali, security sources in both countries said.

Romania to expel seven for recruiting for al Qaeda, Islamic State militants

Romania will expel seven foreign nationals accused of recruiting members for the Islamic State group and al Qaeda and propagating their ideas in the eastern European country, officials said on Saturday.

Romania to expel seven for recruiting for al Qaeda, IS

Romania will expel seven foreign nationals accused of recruiting members for the Islamic State group and al Qaeda and propagating their ideas in the eastern European country, officials said on Saturday.

Romania`s richest man jailed

Romania`s richest main, Ioan Niculae, the billionaire head of an agro-industrial conglomerate, was sentenced Thursday to two and a half years in prison for his involvement in illegal financing of the 2009 presidential campaign.

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka battles into third round
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka battles into third round

Swiss defending champion Stan Wawrinka was taken to two tiebreak sets before downing Romania`s Marius Copil to reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Fourth seed Wawrinka won 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in 2hr 16min and will now play Finnish journeyman Jarkko Nieminen.

Chinese teams advance to TT team World Cup semis
Chinese teams advance to TT team World Cup semis

The Chinese women's team defeated Romania and will encounter Singapore in the semi-finals of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) team World Cup here while the Chinese men's team will meet Chinese Taipei after beating Brazil.

US to station 150 armoured vehicles in Europe

The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armoured vehicles in Europe for use by US forces training there, according to a US military commander.

Struggling Romanian city symbolises post-communist era

On the 25th anniversary of the execution of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, life in the small Romanian port town of Zimnicea is defined by poverty, corruption and, remarkably, a yearning for communist days.

Romania to make public any CIA torture site details: Premier

 Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Romania will make public any details it has about the secret CIA detention centres it allegedly hosted, although his government has already said it has "no proof" of such prisons. 

Romania 'to clear up' allegations over CIA prisons

Romania is "ready to clear up" allegations that the country hosted secret CIA detention centres, the foreign ministry said Tuesday -- though it stressed that Bucharest had "no proof" such prisons existed.

Helicopter crashes into lake in Romania, 3 missing

Promising free water for all, 50 per cent cut in power tariff and steps for providing 24-hour electricity, AAP on Tuesday sought to woo voters ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls even as it downplayed Congress claiming that the real contest was between the party and BJP.

Romanian PM reshuffles cabinet after poll defeat

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta reshuffled his leftist government on Sunday, a month after his surprise defeat in presidential elections.

US may have had `black site` in Romania: Former spy chief

A former head of Romania`s intelligence service said the CIA may have kept detainees in a "transit centre" in Romania but that Bucharest was unaware of the activities conducted at the site.

Eight people die in helicopter crash in Romania

A helicopter carrying 10 people crashed in the central Romanian county of Sibiu on Friday, killing eight, the country`s emergency response agency said.

US offers rewards for Romanian pair in online scam

US officials on Tuesday added suspected online fraudster Nicolae Popescu to its most-wanted list of cyber criminals and put a price on his head.

Second Romanian FM resigns over diaspora poll problems

Romania`s Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu resigned on Tuesday, the second to quit over problems with voting abroad during the eastern European nation`s presidential election.

Romania`s anti-graft mayor wins shock presidential victory

 An ethnic German mayor of a medieval Transylvanian city pulled off a shock victory in Romania`s presidential elections, defeating the premier after vowing to stamp out corruption in the graft-riddled country, early results showed on Monday.

Romanian PM concedes surprise defeat in presidential vote

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Sunday conceded defeat in a presidential runoff he had been widely expected to win, after early exit polls showed he was neck-and-neck with his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis.

Romania PM and rival neck-and-neck in presidential runoff: Exit polls

 Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and his conservative opponent Klaus Iohannis were neck-and-neck in a presidential runoff vote, exit polls showed Sunday.